Do you ever wonder sometimes why you listen to your husband...especially when something ends up going wrong and his answer is well I don’t know anything about that why would you listen to me......LOL
So last Thursday I planted my seeds and went to take the trays downstairs to the shelving Mr.P had set up with lights. They were sitting on the kitchen floor by the window and directly in front of the heat vent which I knew wasn’t good. However, Mr.P in his wisdom said that was the perfect place for them. Even better than downstairs under the grow lights he said. Since his mother has always grown her own veggies from seed and he seemed to be a wealth of knowledge on the subject I listened to him. This is my first time growing seeds indoors and he is the one that knew about what to grow them in, what kind of lights to buy and so on. I couldn`t really argue, because I didn`t know and I am too stupid to listen to my gut.
Move on to a week later and my seeds have shot up and some are already taller than the containers. They are beyond leggy and some of the soil is getting mold spots. When I tell this to Mr.P his response is well you shouldn’t have left them there then should of you. Because what does he know about growing veggie seeds. So right now I am beyond mad. I think I am going to have to toss the whole lot of them and start over which I putting me a week behind. Now I have to stop typing and breath or I might just drive over to the farm and kick him....lol. Its my own fault I knew better, but it is hard to kick yourself and get the same satisfaction....LOL Not that we actually go around kicking each other...LOL and at least he is the kind of guy that feels horrible about giving me the wrong info and would be more than willing to replant everything for me which makes it extremely hard to stay mad at him. Now if I could only be that easy on myself...lol
I took them downstairs and put them under the lights with a little fan blowing warm air since it is a bit cool down there. The lids are full of condensation so I took them off since they are getting too much moisture.
Tray 3 which has no growth yet should be okay. I did see 2 mold patches in this one though :(
Tray 2 which is cauliflower, broccoli and onions has a few sprouts that are about an inch or so tall so I think they might be okay too.
Tray 3 The cabbage on the other hand......I think is a loss.
Leeks and Brussels sprouts might be okay
If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!!! In other words.....CQD